Brand New Tower Lakes Registry Sets Collection in Pedigree Comics' Grand Auction Beginning on February 27th!
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Registry Set News!! Pedigree Comics' CEO and President, Doug Schmell, recently received on consignment the remaining books and magazines from the ultra high grade Tower Lakes Collection, over 400 CGC certified comic books and magazines, and the collection will be featured in our upcoming March Grand Auction. The auction is scheduled to begin in just over two (2) weeks, on the night of Sunday, February 27th and last for ten (10) days until the night of Wednesday, March 9th as a separate event on the Pedigree Comics website ( There is no Buyers Premium on any of the lots in the auction and EVERY book will be listed with no reserve. Every book is CGC graded and the minimum bid is only $20 for this auction. You can view the high grade comics in the Auction Preview right now (over 300 lots). Just go to the Pedigree Comics website and click on the Auction banner.

The Tower Lakes Collection comes out of the suburbs of Chicago and contains an incredible group of award-winning CGC Registry Sets, including what was the #2 Daredevil Complete registry set, the #3 Daredevil #1-#80 registry set, the #3 Daredevil #1-#157 registry set and the #3 Daredevil #1-#310 registry set. Alsoincluded is the #1 Gold Key registry set (held for over 11 years) and, most importantly, the #1 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles registry set (held for over 3 years)!! Actually, this incredible Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set was by far the highest graded and most complete TMNT collection EVER put together by anyone since CGC's creation and is easily the best and highest graded TMNT collection ever offered at auction. In fact, the consignor was the first collector to own all 6 prints of the coveted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 in 9.8!!

Amazingly, there are close to 430 comic books and magazines in the collection and EVERY ONE has off-white to white or white pages (save for one in off-white)! Besides the Registry Set books, the collection contains 9.4 and higher copies of Amazing Spider-Man #16, Amazing Spider-Man #18, Amazing Spider-Man #129, Fantastic Four #39, Fantastic four #40, Giant-Size X-Men #1, Incredible Hulk #180, Incredible Hulk #181, Incredible Hulk #182, Tales of Suspense #52, Tales of Suspense #57, X-Men #94 plus many new ultra high grade Dells.

Again, EVERY book and magazine will be offered with no reserve amount. There are many great issues in the collection and most of these books have never been on the market or have not been in many, many years. This is the chance to upgrade your own registry sets with some of the absolute nicest Daredevils, Gold Keys, TMNT's and assorted Marvel keys ever offered for sale. This is the collector's story in his own words:

"I grew up and resided in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and my introduction to funny books was via my older brother. I think I was in 3rd grade - 3rd grade summer, when I started inquiring (pestering) about his various comic books. He had Groo, Archies, Batmans, G.I. Joes, Avengers and other 80s awesomeness. After a few days of probably a pretty solid barrage of annoying and dumb questions, he eventually (begrudgingly) placed a decent stack of comics into my paws. Within 2-3 weeks (He was 6 years older and was a really good football player) I finally sacked up and started going into his room to “borrow” his comics. 

After a few months of borrowing, a few months of my parents letting me put a couple in the cart at checkout in Jewel/Osco and then a few weeks of my brother letting me exchange the books he so graciously “lent” me for new titles…I had an epiphany of sorts. I realized that Groo, Snake Eyes, (obviously Storm Shadow too) and the Ninja Turtles were all so cool! But why were they so awesome I pondered? Then it hit me - they all used samurai swords!! I immediately informed my parents I must get/they must get me samurai swords.

I guess my affinity for samurai swords never left me, nor did my love for TMNT. Because upon joining the CGC Boards in 2008, I began to meet some extremely friendly Turtle aficionados from the TMNT forums. They helped spark my childhood nostalgia for the 'Green Guys'. Through the friendships made with these gentlemen, over the next decade plus, my piecemeal collection began to grow and grow through the years. With the support of my amazing wife and both my sons loving the advent of 2012 TMNT cartoon series, my TMNT comic collecting became a family affair. It was the most enjoyable time of my comic collecting life. I soon found myself achieving certain feats in my collection that I never actually sought out to achieve. It just started happening. It occurred to me, probably around when I had acquired all six prints of #1 in 9.8, that it was plausible to one day achieve a complete TMNT Registry set in all 9.8's.

What the next owners of my beloved collection need to understand is that all of these books that make up the #1 TMNT Registry set came into fruition only because of the fellow TMNT 'Boardies' I mentioned earlier. Without their knowledge, generosity and just overall kindness towards me and my collection, these books would never have been amassed into one collection. I’m forever grateful to them and their friendship and honored to have owned so many of these books. Thank you, gents, it’s been a privilege.

As For my Daredevil sets, I just simply loved the character and could relate to his being blind and an underdog. I loved Wally Wood's artwork and Daredevil's origin. That first issue really struck a chord with me. One thing led to another and I became obsessed with putting together a NM or better complete Daredevil collection starting in 2007. Amazingly, EVERY Daredevil issue is in a second generation CGC label/holder and all (save for a bunch in white) have off-white to white pages. The consistency of this run will blow you away!"

Please check the website and the Latest News section over the next couple of weeks for all the details and new listings in the auction.

If you have high grade CGC certified comic books to sell or consign, do yourself a favor and contact Mr. Schmell. Please go to the site ( read the following for all consignment information or contact him directly at (561) 422-1120 or (561) 596-911 or by email at

We are still accepting consignments for the High Grade Tower Lakes Registry Sets Auction and will continue to accept new books until the night of Sunday, February 27th. The sooner you consign your books the more exposure they will receive. We aggressively promote and advertise each auction and send periodic newsletters to all of our over 25,000 customers announcing the auction items. We also offer generous cash advances for quality consignments so check the site for consignment instructions and get your books in now.

Mr. Schmell invites you to take advantage of Pedigree’s many outstanding services. Consignors maximize their profits selling in the Grand Auction, more so than on any other auction site or auction house. We do not charge a buyers’ premium, an amount that most bidders take into consideration when bidding in other sites (the bidders simply deduct the buyers’ premium amount, usually 20% of the winning price, from their final bid, meaning less $$ to the consignor and more to the auction site). The higher the value of your book(s) that sell in a Grand Auction, the more $$ you take home under Pedigree Comics’ Climbing Scale as follows:

     A Climbing Scale is in effect for consigned comics with a winning bid as follows:
            10% Commission for any consigned item that sells up to $10,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $90% of the final bid price);  
              9% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $10,000 and up to $25,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $91% of the final bid price);  
              8% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $25,000 and up to $50,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $92% of the final bid price);  
              6% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $50,000 and up to $100,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $94% of the final bid price);   
              5% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $100,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $95% of the final bid price).   
We consistently set new sales records for Golden Age, Silver Age and Bronze Age comic books in each of our bi-monthly auctions and we do not saturate the market with the same material each month. We also specialize and feature quality consignments and collections in their own exclusive auction, something that other auction houses simply can not do. Grand Auctions are unique and exciting, with brand new CGC certified and diversified, highest quality material in each event. Why take home less $$ and settle for less by consigning with someone else?

There are three easy ways to consign your books to our upcoming Tower Lakes Registry Sets Auction. The only criteria is that the books must be CGC graded and worth no less than $20.00. If you have high grade raw books that you want to have certified and sold in the March auction or a future Grand Auction, you can utilize our Raw To Riches Consignment Service, in which we will have your books certified under our account and will lay out all the CGC grading fees in advance for you (refer to the website and our Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide advertisement for all the details of the Raw to Riches Consignment Service). Here is how to consign:

1. Ship your books to our offices in Wellington, Florida. We will inventory, scan and upload each book into the Grand Auction listing. The items will be listed under your personal account and you will receive email notification at the conclusion of the auction with a list of every consigned book that sold along with the winning bid made. 

2. Email the scans of the books you wish to consign directly to us at We will format and upload each scan onto our server and then put each book into the Grand Auction listing. Please use a .jpeg format with the resolution set at 72 and the pixel width at no more than 1200 for optimal clarity. If you do not have a scanner you can use a digital camera.

3. You can upload your own scans, item information, book descriptions and reserve amounts, if any, by utilizing our Automated Consignment System. Just register onto the site ( and login, click the “Customer Page” tab under “Your Account” and then click “Consignments” (under the “Auctions” heading). You will then be able to enter the Pedigree Comics Consignment Management System and list your own CGC certified books. We will receive an email once you have uploaded the scan and book information for each individual item into the system and we will then review the information imparted for accuracy. The item(s) will then be added to the Grand Auction listing to be bid on. You will be amazed how simple it is to use the Automated Consignment System.        

If you have any questions or comments about the consignment process, any of the auction lots or about the Tower Lakes Registry Sets Auction in general, please contact Mr. Schmell at (561) 422-1120 (office) or (561) 596-9111 (cell) or at For any financial related and consignment payment questions, please contact our CFO, Lisa Shapiro, at and for any technical related questions or concerns, please contact our Web Master at

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I am very interested in the #13  (TMNT Mirage)


Will that also be available at Pedigree soon??


I Can't believe you are selling - but hey!  A brand new house for you at the end of the auction!!!   Here is hoping the #1 Turtles tops 300k!


I just need the 13 to finish my full 9.8 set!!!!  


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